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18 Feb 19
Phantonics

NOTE: Phantonics deals with themes that may be heavy or sensitive for some.  This story is NOT intended for younger audiences. Read at your own risk. NOTE 2: This is a re-post of the original chapter, which will be added to the Table of Contents, taking away the original page. This is to help myself […]

18 Feb 19
The Portkey Traveller

So far, on our adventure, we have visited The Original Leaky Cauldron and Grimmauld Place. The next destination takes us right back to The Philosopher’s Stone all over again, to where we, as an audience, get our first glimpse of Harry’s magical abilities. I am talking, of course, about Harry and The Dursley’s trip to […]

18 Feb 19
Checkers to Chess

She stood there on the street corner struggling to count in the light of a failing streetlamp. Tuesday: never a good night. Maybe in all she had made $80, all in crinkled up bills. The last man left a bitter aftertaste in her mouth, and she could still taste his ugly memory: a fat slob, […]

18 Feb 19
Maggie Beckett's Longest Journey

This is about an unconventional love story during the winter.

18 Feb 19
easy|sustainability

And I’m not talking about fossil fuels! I LOVE walking as a form of transportation. Of course, a big part of this is about the environment, taking cars off the road and burning fewer fossil fuels (sorry!), etc., etc…but it’s so much more than that too! Here are four reasons you should head out on […]

18 Feb 19
Rachel in Liberia

I have given my phone number (or “contact” as they call ithere, everyone is super confused when you say phone number) out to a few students over the past 6 months of being at my site in Lofa county (can youbelieve it!? 6 months! I certainly am having a hard time wrapping my mind around […]

18 Feb 19
ARCH 329: Ethnoecology

I meant to go farther along the trail. I meant to leave this wide trail and wander onto a smaller one to choose my little spot, but I found a stream. I’m sitting on its sharply cut bank – is it man-made? I think it’s natural – and staring into the water as the snow […]

18 Feb 19
Experimental Translations

https://ncode.syosetu.com/n3461cg/115/   It’s Cozy “Claire, are you all right?” “I’m okay Frau!” “As soon as it starts to get too hard, speak up Claire.” “Un! Thank you Ellis.” This was the back of the Phoenix Dragon. The girls were currently flying from the eastern city of Ceramics heading directly back to Warren. Ordinary people can’t […]

18 Feb 19
pandorasflesh

I was alone, completely alone. There was a full moon but it didn’t cast much light on the dense dark forest as I wandered through the undergrowth, helplessly lost. I had given up calling out for Brad or Chad or Scott or the other one. All that accomplished was to give me a sore throat […]

18 Feb 19
Nancy A. Taylor

A few weeks before Valentine’s Day, I saw an article about conversation hearts. The company had been sold, and they wouldn’t be producing the hearts this year. I felt sad and devastated. My sugar tooth cried out in pain. My sugar addiction screamed, anticipating the withdrawal. Every year I looked forward to buying a bag […]

18 Feb 19
running with grace

To the injured runners who watch from the sidelines. To the injured runners who spend hours a day staring at the bottom of a pool or a gym wall. To the injured runners who’s lives have become consumed by doctor appointments, MRIs, X-rays, and rehab. To the injured runners who question what they did wrong […]

18 Feb 19
uneditedjes

Stories have been a part of history as far back as we have evidence. They have been told around fires, passed from generation to generation, written, depicted in cave paintings, performed on stages, and captured in video and script. A story is composed of many different variables consisting of settings, characters, plots, a climax, tragedies, […]

18 Feb 19
Jayce Ran's Sweet Insanity

“Looks used.” says a man with a shaved head as he inspects a cybernetic arm augmentation.  He points to a dent in the upper bicep.  “See that, wear man, tanje you ain’t getting much for this.  Where you get it anyway?” Cortez rests his back against the ghost of a brick wall where a building once stood.  “Guy, owed […]

18 Feb 19
Kill to Party

“Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives, and I decline.” I had this incredible moment of content while I was kissing Sarah in the backseat of my car. “Heroin” was playing on the radio. She had asked me if her breasts were as big as I was expecting- that perhaps her nudes were deceptively angled, the old […]